Meet The Staff!
Marca Porter is the heart of Porter Tutoring. Nearly 36 years ago, Marca began Porter Tutoring as a private tutor, traveling to area schools during the day and meeting with more clients in the evenings. Prior to opening Porter Tutoring, Marca was a University tutor, Supervisor for UTA's tutoring program, and was Director for a national chain of tutoring programs. She loves scuba diving with her husband and preserving special memories through scrapbooking. She has a passion for education and possess an exceptional talent for discovering learning techniques to best fit each student that she contributes to God. Her favorite saying is, "Learn Something New Today!" as she believes you should learn something new every single day!
Ben grew up here in Arlington, Texas and graduated from University of Texas at Arlington with his BS in Aerospace Engineering and MS in Economic Data Analytics. During the day he works at Lockheed Martin, but driven by a genuine desire to make a positive impact on the lives of students, Ben still finds time to tutor whenever he can. Outside of work, Ben competes in USA Powerlitfting (USAPL) and collects Pokemon merchandise. His favorite book is "No Longer Human" by Osamu Dazai.
Dean is a native of Arlington, Texas, and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Arlington High School. While there, he was Vice President of Choir and member of the Academic Decathlon team. He is currently at UTA pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Electrical Engineering. He is also a member of UTA's chapter of Engineers without Borders. Outside of school, Dean enjoys reading and playing with his chihuahua Coco. His favorite book is "The Inner Game of Tennis" by W. Timothy Gallwey.
Recent 2023 graduate and member of the UTeach program at University of Texas at Arlington, Dominique sets her sight on one day becoming a high school chemistry teacher here in DFW. When not in school she likes to put her culinary degree to practice making baked goods, and trying out new recipes.
Harper is a former Porter Tutoring student who is currently pursuing a Communications degree at UTA and graduated from Arlington High School with Honors. After college, she wants to work in local radio. In her free time, Harper loves to write and listen to music. She enjoys working with younger students and hopes to instill a passion for learning. Her favorite book is "Josee, the Tiger and the Fish" by Seiko Tanabe.
Rita is a retired public school teacher. She taught grades Kindergaten- 8th grade during her 20+ years of teaching. Rita has a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Midwestern State and a master's degree in Elementary Administartion from Grand Canyon University. In her spare time Rita likes to read and spend time with her grown children and granddaughter.
Paulina is a senior at UTA where she will graduate with a Honors BS in Psychology and a minor in Data Science. She is currently applying to graduate school for a Social Psychology PhD. After class she likes to weightlift and learn new skills. Her favorite book is "Atomic Habits" by James Clear.
Upon entering our office, you'll likely be greeted by our friendly receptionist and scheduling coordinator, Kristen. She is a PhD student at UTA and graduated with a double-major in Environmental Science and German Language. She has experience teaching children of all ages and with leading biology labs at UTA. When she has time for herself, she enjoys reading anything she can, swimming, and going hiking and rock climbing. Her favorite book is "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society".